The Buttrfly Effect shares stories of recovery from codependency for individuals and families living with the dysfunction of a loved one's struggle with drug, alcohol or other addictions. Each episode focuses on life transformation, self-love, emotional healing and personal empowerment
Episode 21: Shame and Codependency
Host Gail Ferguson Jones talks with Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Darlene Lancer, author of "Conquering Shame and Codependency: 8 Steps to Freeing the True You."
Lancer is author of seven books on the subject, including "Codependency for Dummies." In this episode, she explains how most people grapple with feelings of shame because of various life experiences, and the importance of admitting shame in order to overcome it.
You can learn more about Lancer and her work at her website: https://darlenelancer.com/. And you can find her book at: https://www.amazon.com/Conquering-Shame-Codependency-Steps-Freeing-ebook/dp/B00K4JVSRQ/ref=sr_1_3?crid=3N8EORB4RAFRE&dchild=1&keywords=darlene+lancer&qid=1626922429&s=books&sprefix=Darlene+lancer%2Caps%2C194&sr=1-3
Gail Ferguson Jones is a best-selling author, award-winning journalist and certified peer recovery coach. Her book, "Butterfly Rising. A Journey to Love, Healing and Freedom," is available at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Butterfly-Rising-Journey-Healing-Codependency-ebook/dp/B099P81KXG/ref=sr_1_1?crid=12JMIT0J3KWKI&dchild=1&keywords=butterfly+rising+gail+jones&qid=1626923834&sprefix=Butterfly+rising+g%2Cstripbooks%2C188&sr=8-1#detailBullets_feature_div
Her Buttrfly Effect program offers peer-to-peer coaching for the loved ones of those struggling with addiction.
Learn more at her website; http://www.buttrflyeffect.com/, where you can also subscribe to her newletter.
Music for The Buttrfly Effect Podcast, "Inspire Me," is by Mixaund at https://mixaundbandcamp.com.
Episode 20: Butterfly Rising
Host Gail Ferguson Jones announces the publication of her new book, "Butterfly Rising. A Journey to Love, Healing and Freedom from the Cocoon of Codependency."
The ebook edition will be on sale at Amazon for 99 cents on Tuesday, July 20 for one day only. The link to purchase the book at that price will be included in the show notes on that day.
Here's what people are saying:
"Gail Ferguson Jones knows the toxic reality of generational addiction and codependency all too well. She's also an inspiring example of someone who has broken the cycle and built a life of peace, joy and freedom. This book offers a blueprint for those desperate to reclaim their lives from the dysfunction and pain of co-addiction." Sherry Gaba, former co-star, VH1"s "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew Pinsky."
There will be a link to the book on Amazon in these show notes on July 20. Print edition will be available in a few weeks.
Thanks in advance for your support on July 20, which will help me make the bestseller list.
Music for the Buttrfly Effect Podcast, "Inspire Me," by Mixaund at https://mixaundbandcamp.com.
Episode 19: A Mother's Journey
Host Gail Ferguson Jones marks the one-year anniversary of The Buttrfly Effect Podcast with a compelling conversation with best-selling author Christine Naman, whose new book is "About Natalie. A Daughter's Addiction. A Mother's Love. Finding Their Way Back to Each Other."
Christine shares her experience with her daughter's opioid addiction and recovery in her new book, which can be purchased at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/About-Natalie-Daughters-Addiction-Mothers/dp/0757323855/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1O6DAY12MP50L&dchild=1&keywords=christine+naman&qid=1623950187&s=books&sprefix=christine+naman%2Caps%2C156&sr=1-1
You can find links to her other books on her website at: https://christinenaman.com/
Gail Ferguson Jones is an award-winning journalist, speaker, podcaster and certified peer recovery coach who specializes in recovery from codependency.
You can learn more or subscribe to her newsletter at: http://www.buttrflyeffect.com/ or contact her at Info@buttrflyeffect.com to inquire about her coaching program.
Music for The Buttrfly Effect Podcast, "Inspire Me," is by Mixaund at https://www.mixaundbandcamp.com.
Episode 18: Recovery is Spiritual Connection
Host Gail Ferguson Jones speaks with her friend Nick SantFoster, who found personal recovery through Al-Anon 33 years ago, after recognizing a pattern of dysfunctional relationships in his life.
Nick is a retired professional photographer and visual artist who has developed an anthology of affirmations and quotations, titled "Recovering Wisdom." He says the collection of 365 days of wisdom is a tool for recovery.
Gail Ferguson Jones is an award-winning journalist, speaker, podcaster and certified peer recovery coach who works with the loved ones of those struggling with alcohol and drug addictions.
To learn more or to subscribe to her newsletter, go to http://www.buttrflyeffect.com/ or contact her at http://www.buttrflyeffect.com/contact/
Music for The Buttrfly Effect Podcast, "Inspire My," is by Mixaund at https://www.mixaundbandcamp.com.
Episode 17: Five Shades of Manipulation
Host Gail Ferguson Jones and Certified Recovery Coach Deryl Glaze discuss the five most common manipulation tactics used by addicts to pressure their loved ones into enabling them.
Glaze is an ordained minister and head recovery coach at Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge. He is a motivational speaker who has worked in the recovery field for nearly 20 years.
Through his Motivation Through Recovery program he helps recovering addicts discover their life's purpose beyond sobriety.
For more information go to: https://www.derylglaze.com/ Find Deryl Glaze's YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=deryl+glaze
Gail Ferguson Jones is an award-winning journalist, speaker, podcaster and certified peer recovery coach who works with the loved ones of those struggling with addictions.
You can at learn more about her Buttrfly Effect Program or subscribe to her newsletter at: http://www.buttrflyeffect.com/ You can contact her at: http://www.buttrflyeffect.com/contact/ to schedule a discovery call.
Music for The Buttrfly Effect Podcast, "Inspire Me," by Mixaund at: https://www.mixaundbandcamp.com
Episode 16: Benefits of a Personal Inventory
Host Gail Ferguson Jones and Coach Barb Nangle discuss the benefits of 12-Step fellowship, especially the 4th step, which calls for taking a personal inventory.
Barb is founder and CEO of Higher Power Coaching and Consulting and host of the podcast, "Fragmented to Whole: Life Lessons from 12-Step Recovery."
She helps clients work through issues of codependency, self-sabotaging behavior and difficult relationships as they improve their relationship with themselves.
Her latest offering is her "Better Boundaries with Barb" group coaching program. Learn more at: https://higherpowercc.com/ Listen to her podcast at: https://higherpowercc.com/podcast/
Gail Ferguson Jones is an award-winning journalist, speaker, podcaster and peer recovery coach who works with the loved ones of those struggling with addiction through her Buttrfly Effect program.
Find out more at: http://www.buttrflyeffect.com/. Subscribe to Gail's newsletter or contact her for a discovery call at: http://www.buttrflyeffect.com/contact/.
Music for the Buttrfly Effect Podcast, "Inspire Me," by Mixaund at: https:www.mixaundbandcamp.com.
A Beautiful Experience
This podcast truly evolves quickly as Gail just told me about it earlier this week. I binged all 19 episodes because this topic of the struggle families feel as they support addicts and alcoholics through suffering and recovery is a story we all need to hear. The guests and conversations Gail has with her guests provide great insight into the family dynamic of the disease of addiction. I am excited to see all that may transpire as this podcast evolves. If you have realized that recovery from addiction has more to do with lifestyle and upbringing that it has to do with the drug or the bottle, listening to this podcast is a fantastic way to get inspired to focus on meaningful, lasting change, not only for the addict, but for the entire family dynamic.
Gail is an inspiration. She always has me pondering and looking at life in news ways. I truly appreciate her beautiful words of love.